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Recipes
  • A Celebration of Fruit
  • Almost Like Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chocolate Wickedness
  • Danish Meat Loaf
  • Green Risotto
  • My Ex-Sister-in-Law's Orange Pour Cake
  • My Mom Saralee's Chocolate Big Bite Cookies
  • The Morning-After Orange Fruit Soup



  • BITE: My Journal
    January 21, 2019
    Pomona
    Time for too much of the seductive house-baked bread...
    January 7, 2019
    Insults on the Menu
    Perhaps you were still in your high chair dribbling...
    December 17, 2018
    Best Bites 2018
    I tried to recall the last time I’d bitten into a noodle...
    December 10, 2018
    Christmas Vibrations
    I wanted a real tree, tall and dripping needles, smelling...
    December 3, 2018
    Unfinished Tastings
    I’m shocked how many restaurants I loved…have closed.

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    May 27, 2008 | Favorites
    Loveable Italians
    Dinner at an Italian restaurant can be like going home, a childhood revisited, or new worlds encountered (Italian getting lost between France and El Bulli). This city is richly served in Italian. Modest and unassuming. Fiercely regional. Authentic and understated. Down-home family dives and romantic cubbies. Upscale ambitious fusion. So many choices. Of all the Italians I have loved over the years – these are the places I go to right now.

    March 15, 2008 | Favorites
    Upper West Side Sweets
    When life gets us down, we eat dessert first. At least our very own Upper West Side sweet tooth will not be denied. In just the last three months, Magnolia Bakery, Grandaisy Bakery and Jacques Torres...

    December 31, 2007 | Favorites
    2007 Best Dishes
    If you’re a certified foodie, you won’t be surprised how often sea urchin reigned in many of my year’s best dishes. But even I’m worried that I’m a hopeless fool for macaroni ’n’ cheese…

    November 5, 2007 | Favorites
    Best So Far
    What’s new and good? all my friends ask. Of all the restaurants I’ve written about on InsatiableCritic.com where am I eager to eat again?

    August 18, 2007 | Favorites
    10 Minute Recipes
    Great cooks share 10 minute tricks to keep you cool in the kitchen. Try Liz Smith’s White Trash Soup, Rozanne Gold’s 2 minute Tuna Tataki, My Raw Tomato Sauce for Pasta…

    June 13, 2007 | Favorites
    Yes, Where I Actually Go for Lunch
    Shock of the fabulous, simple pleasures, bar-side intimacy...

    June 4, 2007 | Favorites
    Steaks Worthy of the Road Food Warrior
    The heroic rib eye, a lofty double sirloin, the obligatory truffled gnocchi...

    May 29, 2007 | Favorites
    Where I Go When I'm Pinching Pennies
    Crisp pizzas at Celeste, Greek home-cooking at Kefi, Fairway Cafe's proud burger...

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